Our country is in crisis. In the midst of a pandemic and climate catastrophe, our communities turned out in record numbers to elect you. Now it’s time to fulfill your promises to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.
Mr. President-elect, you should use all the tools at your disposal to avert further climate devastation while helping people recover from the pandemic. That means using your executive authority from Day One to:
Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disaster.
End the era of fossil fuel production, reject fossil fuel projects, and eliminate giveaways to oil, gas, and coal corporations
Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, delivering jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.
Joe Biden, you must live up to your promises and take executive action to deliver healthy communities, millions of good-paying jobs, and a better life for people on the frontlines of fossil fuel racism, pollution, and the climate crisis.
Tell Biden: You can’t "build back better" unless you build back fossil free.
Biden and his new administration need to hear from you: Take executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.
"For too long tribal nations, Indigenous communities and our local ecosystems have been forced to bear the burden of the toxic waste created by the United States' dependency on fossil fuels. Our homelands are poisoned without our consent. President Biden must not just respect our treaties and strengthen Indigenous sovereignty but require that all federal projects that will impact our communities must secure Free, Informed, and Prior Consent."
– Indigenous Environmental Network
“Joe Biden, we’re counting on you to stop approving fossil fuel projects. Put people over polluters!”
– Unique Vance, Los Angeles, Center for Biological Diversity
"Biden has a climate mandate and he must seize it to lead a national climate mobilization that protects and invests in frontline communities and centers workers' rights."
– Varshini Prakash, Sunrise Movement
“We need Joe Biden to #BuildBackFossilFree and to #BuildBIPOCBetter. That means protecting and investing in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that corporate polluters have been targeting for generations, have been hit hardest by climate disasters, and have now been suffering the highest casualty rate from COVID-19. We need you to immediately implement a fossil fuel moratorium for EJ communities to protect BIPOC communities from further harm. Our communities are not sacrifice zones!”
— Erika Thi-Patterson, Campaign Director, the Action Center on Race and the Economy
Fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters are already disrupting millions of lives. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels: a world in which workers’ rights, community health, and our shared climate come before corporate profits. That’s why we — dozens of groups representing millions of people across the country fighting for climate, racial, and economic justice — are coming together to ensure Biden becomes the climate president he promised to be.
Athens County's Future Action Network
Colorado Businesses for a Liveable Climate
Colorado Democratic Party Energy and Environment Initiative